Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Police – Every Breath You Take (album: Synchronicity 1983)

This song is by The Police. I had my share of The Police songs when I was a teenager. When I first heard “Every Breath You Take” I thought it was one of the best love songs I’ve ever heard. Every Breath You Take, Every Move you make... such great Lyrics. The fact that he notices every little thing about her... It’s just magical! Although that’s not what Sting meant to say when he wrote this song and that I’ve learned later on reading about the song meaning.

This song is actually about a controlling person that is jealous of his ex after a breakup. It’s a song of anger and not a soft love song at all.  It’s weird how sometimes we interpret songs the way we want it to be and then find out the true meaning of a song which is the complete opposite to what we have imagined. So if you were thinking about dedicating this song to someone you love – Think again! These musicians can be very confusing! Check out this great “not a love” song...

Link to the song: Every Breath You Take - The Police


Lyrics: Every Breath You Take Lyrics

What’s this song about?
The track was written during the collapse of Sting's marriage to Frances Tomelty; the lyrics are the words of a sinister, controlling character, who is watching "every breath you take; every move you make".
Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more positive than it is. He insists it's about unrequited love (the song was written at the time he and his then wife divorced), about the obsession with the lost lover, the jealousy and surveillance that followed. "One couple told me 'Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!' I thought, 'Well, good luck.'" When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2, "I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have misinterpreted it as being a gentle, little love song." (Wikipedia - Every Breath You Take)

 Band’s Official Website: The Police

Info about the band: Wikipedia - The Police

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